Justice Abdulkadir Jega, brother of the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, who is also the Presiding Justice of the Abuja Division of the appellate court he has been confirmed as one of the dead in the Hajj stampede.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Saturday, disclosed that two Court of Appeal Justices were among those that died during the stampede that led to the death of over 700 persons at Mina, Saudi Arabia on Thursday.
In a statement, the CJN, gave the names of the deceased Justices as Abdulkadir Jega and Justice Musa Hassan Alkali of the Ilorin appellate court.
Justice Mohammed, in a condolence message to their families, the Court of Appeal, the Judiciary and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, said it was with a deep sense of shock but with gratitude to Almighty Allah that he learnt of the death of the two justices.
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